D.C. Cook Ice Condenser Ice Machine System Replacement

Detailed design services for the new ice machines and delivery system

Bridgman, Michigan
Client: American Electric Power

Units 1 and 2 of the D.C. Cook nuclear generating station are PWRs with ice condenser containment systems.   D.C. Cook’s original three flake ice machines and automated ice storage and pneumatic delivery systems were designed based on 1960s-era technology. The station initiated this project to replace the existing ice making infrastructure with state-of-the-art ice machines and supporting system components to provide improved and more reliable icemaking capabilities.

Sargent & Lundy was contracted by AEP to provide the detailed design services required for the removal of the existing ice machines and delivery system and for the installation of the new ice machines and delivery system at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Generating Station. The detailed design for the project involved the preparation of a modification package, detailed design drawings, and detailed vendor document reviews, as well as the utilization of 3-D tools, which allowed for the prefabrication of 90% of the required piping.

Project Scope:

  • Engineering and design
  • Onsite support throughout the installation phase

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Thomas Behringer

Senior Vice President




Tom brings 34 years of experience, working on new and operating nuclear power plants.